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Cricket World Cup Themed Aircraft Lands In Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa – 29 May 2019: To celebrate one of the most eagerly awaited sporting events of the year, Emirates’ ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 themed A380 livery landed in the city of Johannesburg in the build-up to the ICC ...

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Airline flights to and from England to screen football finals live

Emirates aircraft seats with Live TV

Airline creates “Stadium in the Sky” screening 2019 UEFA Europa League Final and Champions League Final live on Sport 24 at 40,000 feet Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2019 – Emirates flights with Live TV will screen the UEFA Europa League Final on May 29 ...

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Airline Serves Proudly South African Wines Onboard

Johannesburg, South Africa – 13 May 2019: Emirates continues its long-standing relationship with South Africa’s top wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 local wineries, providing travellers with 50 different South African wines to enjoy onboard Emirates flights ...

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Corporate lag….the mid-year hangover

Langebaan, 24 May 2019– ‘New year, new you’ can take the credit for many a life-changing shift in personal and professional development. With the plethora of gurus, life-coaches, business coaches and ‘game-changers’ out there, the corporate and business world is ...

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Adventure Tourism: An Operators Guide To Risk Transfer

The business of providing adventure activities to tourists is a contentious issue when it comes to securing risk transfer via short term insurance. The reasons are as complex as this niche tourism sector is diverse. This article explores how the ...

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Ecotourism: A Case Study

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that tourists who participate in ecotourism activities want reassurance that their host follows defined ecotourism principles. By Des Langkilde. Ecotourism Definitions In his book ‘Ecotourism: An Academic Definition’ (1999 ...

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SAACI CEO Resigns

Rudi van der Vyver, SAACI CEO

Johannesburg, 21 May 2019 – The Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI), Rudi van der Vyver, has resigned. Van der Vyver joined SAACI in 2017 and, following his resignation, will be joining EPH ...

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The Evolution of Souvenirs

Souvenirs are a multi-million dollar business and have always formed a crucial part of the travel experience. Holiday Inn has mapped the evolution and history of souvenirs, tracing the very first travel mementoes through to their modern-day equivalents. By Anisa ...

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New Tasting Menu at Azure Twelve Apostles Hotel

Exterior view of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Journey Through the Cape – inspired food and wine pairing menu delights diners at Azure Restaurant. Cape Town, May 2019 – Besides its location in Camps Bay, with awe-inspiring Atlantic views and sunsets, there’s a new reason to visit The ...

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All Abuzz for World Bee Day

Cape Town, South Africa, 20 May 2019 – South Africans are abuzz for World Bee Day, celebrated annually on 20 May. Bees are apex pollinators, and along with other animals such as butterflies, birds and beetles, are responsible for pollinating ...

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Airline Codeshare Partnership Opens 17 Brazilian Routes

The new agreement will increase choice, flexibility and ease of connection for Emirates passengers travelling to/from Brazil. Brazil, 20 May 2019 – Emirates has announced a new codeshare partnership agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil covering domestic services in Brazil, providing greater ...

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Priceless Historical Artefact Flown To Pakistan and Switzerland

Emirates SkyCargo transporting a 2,000 year old historical artefact

A 2,000-year-old statue of Buddha weighing 1,700 kilograms and measuring over 2 metres in height has been transported by air cargo carrier for a special exhibition. Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2019 – Between December 2018 and March 2019, visitors to the ...

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Experience Dubai in a Different Light this Summer

Emirates’ signature pass returns for the summer, offering discounts and special offers across more than 500 locations in the UAE. Dubai, UAE: 20 May 2019 – Emirates customers can unlock the best Dubai has to offer for less this summer ...

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Exploring the Benefits of Film Tourism

Film tourism is a growing phenomenon worldwide, motivated by both the growth of the entertainment industry and the increase in international travel. By Leonie Berning. What is film tourism? Film-induced tourism explores the effects that film and TV-productions have on ...

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How You Can Help Save The African Pangolin

African Pangolin

CAPE TOWN, 18 May 2019 – Eye of the Pangolin, a ground-breaking new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, premiered on Endangered Species Day at The Labia Theatre on Friday 17 May. You can help save the Pangolin ...

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People on the move at City Lodge Group

City Lodge Hotel Group general managers Elizabeth Clarke, Mduduzi Mnyakeni, and Sinazo Mazantsana.

JOHANNESBURG, 17 May 2019 – City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has announced the appointment of three new general managers at their City Lodge Hotel Durban, Road Lodge Port Elizabeth, and Road Lodge Pietermaritzburg properties. Elizabeth (Liz) Clarke has been appointed ...

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What To Do If Injured In A Car Accident Abroad

Car Accident

Road traffic accidents are one of the most common, and invariably serious risks that tourists face when travelling abroad. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.35 million deaths worldwide in 2016 and the ...

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Airline Showcases Proudly South African Wines Served Onboard

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 May 2019 – Emirates airline continues its long-standing relationship with South Africa’s top wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 local wineries, providing travellers with 50 different South African wines to enjoy onboard Emirates flights ...

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Common Problems Tourists Encounter After Partying Too Hard

young driver with officer checking alcohol test

Travelling abroad is a great adventure but can reach extremes when problems are encountered after partying too hard. Driving under the influence is certainly one of these problems and a serious issue in many countries. With Youth Tourism being a ...

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How to Become a Tourist Guide in South Africa

Tourist guide with a cycling group

Tourist guides in South Africa are some of the most important people in the travel trade. They interact on a personal level daily with tourists, and a good tourist guide can make a holiday visit really memorable.  In this article, ...

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How To Design Homepage Takeover Skins

Homepage Takeover Skin

Leveraging brand exposure by maximising visibility when booking online advertising space should be a top priority for digital savvy marketers. And website takeover banners provide an ideal opportunity to do that. Yet, few understand how to design homepage takeover skins. ...

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One Million Dates For Ramadan

Emirates iftar boxes offer a nutritional meal

Dubai, UAE, 09 May 2019 – Emirates airline expects to serve 1 million dates to customers during iftar and suhoor, both onboard and on the ground in Dubai. Emirates’ signature Ramadan service began on May 5th to coincide with the start of the ...

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Wild About White River

Zamani Restaurant at Destiny Lodge in White River

White River, 9 May 2019 – Your bucket list of favourite destinations for holidaying in South Africa will no doubt include a trip to the Kruger National Park – the bush and its unique something coupled with the anticipation of ...

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Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion to Focus on Commercial Aviation

Dubai, UAE, 9 May 2019 – Emirates, the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, today unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultramodern pavilion for the 6-month mega-event. The Emirates Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilise ...

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Kempton Park Gets A Boost To Its Destiny

Destiny Hotel by Bon Hotels under construction

Kempton Park, 8 May 2019 – Construction is well underway for a further 246-roomed hotel at Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre operated by BON in Kempton Park. The project, which has been the brainchild of local developer, Zamani Letjane, is ...

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Tourism: Economic Friend Or Environmental Foe?

Young man with a sunflower

Cape Town, 8 May 2019- Whilst it boosts the economy, encourages growth and development, by nature, tourism takes its toll on the planet. On the doorstep of Cape Town International, Hotel Verde finds ways to turn the potential curse into ...

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Luddite and Genevieve Go Large in Jozi

Luddite 9-litre bottle of Shiraz with Niels Verburg

JOHANNESBURG, 06 May 2019 – A royal wine experience hits the City of Gold on 14 July, when two outstanding boutique Cape wineries put on a once-off showcase of their collection of extraordinary vintages. Dubbed the GO LARGE Lunch, the ...

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Polkadraai Heralds a Rosé 10th Anniversary

Stellenbosch Hills Polkadraai rose wine

CAPE TOWN, 06 May 2019 – South Africa’s happiest wine has just hit double digits. That’s right: Polkadraai – the deliciously cheery Stellenbosch wine that invites you to break out and live on the Polka side of life – is ...

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Call for Comments on SA Tourism Amendment Bill

Tourist pointing at sky

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, published the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill in the Government Gazette on 15 April 2019. Tourism stakeholders have 60 days (by 15 June) to provide comment. The Tourism Act, 2014 remains the legislative framework ...

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Entries Open for 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards

Lilizela Tourism Awards Trophies

JOHANNESBURG, Friday, 03 May 2019 – Entries for the South African tourism industry’s premier awards, the National Lilizela Tourism Awards, are open. Now in its seventh year, these awards recognise those who work passionately and with pride to deliver a ...

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Tech Hub of Africa to Host Inaugural BigFive Summit

Big Five Summit event logo masthead

CAPE TOWN, 03 May 2019 – South Africa’s Mother City – the Tech Hub of Africa – will host a first-of-its-kind Summit from 13 – 15 May 2019 where pioneers in the provision of digital media and marketing technology solutions ...

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Live Jazz and Fondue return to Delheim

CAPE TOWN, 03 May 2019 – There’s nothing like a little jazz to warm the cockles of your heart. So, get your fix this winter at Delheim wine estate’s popular Jazz & Fondue that runs from June 23 to August ...

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Côte d’Ivoire Reveals $5.8 Billion Tourism Plan

Monogaga Beach in Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, 02 May 2019 – Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana has revealed a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 onward. The document entitled ‘Sublime Côte d’Ivoire’ aims to invest ...

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Home Suite Hotels Launches in South Africa

Home Suite Hotels Rosebank room

Johannesburg, 02 May 2019 – Home* Suite Hotels has launched their first hotel on the corner of Oxford and Bristol Roads in Rosebank. A second Rosebank hotel is under development and a third in Sandton. A further three hotels are planned for ...

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